Colourful “We can dream in color” Residence by Margeza

Colourful “We can dream in color” Residence by Margeza

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Photo courtesy: Péter Kőrösi

We are a retired Belgian couple. We are not old, it’s just we have been young longer. The two of us together are 117 years old. We have 5 adult children. We live near the Belgian-Luxembourgian border, but we often stay in Budapest.


We bought an apartment in awful condition, that we completely gutted, just so that we could reimagine it. The lead pattern of the apartment is the ellipse, which appears in multiple places. We needed a spacious living-dining-bedroom area, as well as a quest room and a study. Light was exceptionally important for us, so we had inner windows placed, so the sunshine could travel through without obstruction. Cambered walls guide the eyes after entering.


We tried to place every piece of furniture on the walls, so as to give a floating feeling to it. We are passionate about objects of contemporary design. We placed LED lamps and energy-conserving appliances everywhere, because we consider protecting the environment important.


Our goal was to create a homely, light and happy ambiance. The bedroom-bathroom area received extra attention. We wanted it to be an island of regeneration. The carpet around the bath was handmade. The colourful pillows in several areas of the apartment are the works of the textile-designer house mistress.

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